true crime

Captivating Criminality 5: Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders

The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its fifth UK conference. Building upon and developing ideas and themes from the previous four successful conferences, Crime Fiction: Insiders and Outsiders, will examine the ways in which Crime Fiction as a genre is able to incorporate both traditional ideas and themes, as well as those from

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True Crime at the Frankston RSL with Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis

Join the Frankston RSL  for a night of True Crime with  Sisters in Crime members Robin Bowles & Vikki Petraitis Robin Bowles Robin Bowles has been writing crime since 1997, when she read the story of the death of Bonnie Doon housewife, Jennifer Tanner, and decided things didn’t add up. Robin writes about more than

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Getting away with murder: 101 books contend for Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

A record 101 books are in contention for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women.  This figure tops last year’s record by two. An astonishing 71 are adult crime novels and more than a third – 37 books in total – are debut offerings. Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui

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Open invitation to the launch of Accidental Death: when things may not be as they seem by Robin Bowles

Please join us for the launch of Accidental Death: when things may not be as they seem by Robin Bowles. To be launched by Julian Burnside AO QC. This collection of stories centres on the idea of ‘accidental death’, and the upheaval caused in the lives of those who lose a loved one in this

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Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan to present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime is delighted to announce that Danish crime writer Sissel-Jo Gazan will present Sisters in Crime’s 18th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women on Saturday 11 August, 6pm in Melbourne. (2018 Davitt Awards Long List) After talking about her ‘life in crime’ with author Leigh Redhead, Gazan will present six

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The perils of publishing overseas – Liz Porter reports 

It was early February this year and I had Readings St Kilda booked for a May launch of my third forensic science book Crime Scene Asia: when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness. Then it all went to hell. I found out that my Singapore publisher’s deal with their Australian distributor, Penguin, had died quietly

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BOOKED OUT!! Crime’s other victims: The professionals who deal with Australia’s most horrific murders

For its 12th Law Week event, Sisters in Crime Australia is joining forces with the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, Victoria University to explore the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to keep society safe – police officers, homicide detectives, paramedics, doctors, forensic scientists, a trauma cleaner – and an author who writes about murders.

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Be brought to book: new publisher calls for crime

Elephant Tree Publishing, a new addition to Australia’s somewhat beleaguered publishing industry, has put out the call for more crime – and lots of it. Mother and daughter team Dr Kathryn Spurling and Jennifer Brown-Leslie decided to launch Elephant Tree Publishing and Missing Pages Books because they were inspired by the expressive stories from popular

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Dads Who Kill: Q&A with Megan Norris

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton talked to Megan about her true crime book, Look What You Made Me Do: Fathers Who Kill (Echo, 2016) which won the 2017 Davitt (Non-Fiction). Hello, Megan. First, a trigger warning to readers. The matters mentioned in our Q&A may be distressing, especially for anyone who has lost a

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Bookings open til 4pm Friday: ‘Body in the Library’ readings to launch the 25th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer more than $10,000 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award by offering a $1000 prize to the winner and $500 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number of

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